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SILVER CITY, OWYHEE COUNTY, IDAHO, FEBRUARY 16, 1906. VOLUME XV. . NUMBER 39 I CONSOLIDATED L. S. HONSTEAD AND CHAS. H. GRETE BUY STOCK OF THE SILVER. CITY SUPPLY COMPANY. For the Present the Stock Will Be Removed from the Honstead to the Supply Company Build ing, Mr. Grete's Store Remain ing as it is. But Bls Soon a.s Improvements Can Be Made Ta-king in the Storeroom Next Door, the Stores Will Be Con solidated in the Granite Build ing Along With the Grete Store. The most important business change which has taken place in Silver City for a long time past is briefly told in the above headlines. Two prominent, stores have made arrangements to con solidate. Charles H. Grete, who has been in busiuess here almost siuce a young boy, for the past several years conducting a clothing, hat, shoe aud gentleman's outfitting store, and L. S. Honstead, who for the past three years has kept a general supply store, have formed a co-partnership and will con solidate their two stores in one greater establishment. In addition to this they have to gether purchased the heavy stock of the Silver City Supply Company aud taken that in, in addition to their joint stocks of goods. This stock was pur chased at a great discount on its cost, aud all the parties are busy this week inventorying it. It is estimated that it will amount to upwards of $15,000. Asked in regard to their future plans, Nugget was told that for the present the Grete store would remain as it is, but the Honstead stock would be removed into the Supply Compauy building, but that later on the store room adjoining the Grete store would be remodeled, with a new front aud arches between it and the Grete store, and the entire business concentrated there, while the Honstead store would be used as a storage room for heavy articles and reserve stock. This will make a stroug und progress ive busiuess firm, with a heavy aud complete stock of goods, ample capital at its back, and its members known and enjoying the full confidence of. the community. One sincere regret, however, goes with the ohatige. Mr. A. H. Gaylord, who for the past two years has been mauager for the Supply ( ompauy, will probably soon leave here with his fam ily, aud he and they (there are six girls in the family) have all endeared them selves to Silver City people in such a manner that tbeir loss will be sincerely regretted. Wherever they may decide to make their future home there will the good will aud ,good wishes of all Silver City people also go; and it will uot be surprising if some of our best young men strive to bring some of the family back here. ell A Strange Affair. Quite a sensation was created in Dewew last Saturday, by Mrs. James Beaton, a lady much respected both in that place and here, taking clandestine leave of her home and husband, he for a long time an employe iu the machine shop and at th-j Trade Dollar Con. mill and mines. Mrs. Beaton came up to Silver City aud visited a sister residing here, and while here secured a bank certificate for mouey deposited iu her name aud some money also deposited here, aud returned home the evening before her departure. Her huaband was ou night shift—getting off a 3 o'clock a. m. He came home aud found a fire aud his luucheou awaiting him, but his wife absent. Thinking she had gone to a neighbors for some reason, he ate his luncheon and retired, as usual sleeping until late in the morn I ing. When he got up he went to a neighbors and inquired for his wife, but she had not been there. Further inquiry elicited the information that she had boarded the stage for Silver City at4 o'clock that morning and gone on to Murphy on the stage out from here, and an answer to a 'phone to Nampa informed him that she had taken the west bound train for Kent, Washington. Kent was their former home, and their only daughter, a bright little girl of 12 or 13 years, is now at tending school there. Only a few months ago Mr. and Mrs. Beaton visit ed there with the intention of invest ing in property there and making that place their future home. Unable to account for the strange action of his wife, Mr. Beaton started after her the next morning. Gossips have started all sorts of ru mors and surmises about this strange affair. Except the most charitable of the surmises we will not repeat any of them. This one is, that a sudden long ing to see her daughter had overcome her, and fearing her husband would not give his cousent to her making the visit, she had gone thus clandestinely. For the past four years Mr. Beaton has been steadily employed at good wages and, it is said, has every month turned over his pay check t<> his wife, going to her when he wanted money and always getting it. As they did not live extravagantly, it is thr.light their savings must have amounted to several thousand dollars, all deposited in her name. The lady has always been high ly esteemed and respected. She has a sister, Mrs. Palmer, residing in Silver City, and Mr. Beaton's aged parents and a sister, Mrs. Swan, also reside here, and to all appearance the utmost harmony has always existed amongst them all. The Minstrel Show. Wednesday night a packed hall of Silverites enjoyed a rare treat in the first and only appearance of the Home Talent Minstrels, a jolly good troupe of musical aud joke burnt cork artists, organized for the occasion by that tel euted mauager, W. B. Hard. It was a great success from the opening over ture to the closing chorus. It would scarcely be fair to meutiou the mirth or melody making stunts of any single artist without meutiouing the work of all the others, for all were good, funny or delighting. But noue of the artists will feel slighted at our uot passing hoquets to them if we make special meutiou of the serpentine dance exe cuted so charmingly by Mr. Hurd's little daughter, under changing colored lights. "That was just too sweet for anything," was the comment of a school girl. Au effort will be made to induce this troupe of fun-makers to repeat their performance soon, and if possible, to have them go to Dewey and DeLamar aud give those camps of what the Sil ver City coons can do. Resolvitions of Condolence. Whereas, It has pleased Almighty God, our Heavenly Father, to take unto himself our deceased brother, John Skoveru, who died at DeLamar, Idaho, January 30, 1900, aua Whereas, He was a man who was well loved by his acquaintances, he will be sadly missed from our midst. Therefore be it Resolved, That we, the members of tne DeLamar Miners' Union No. 53, W. F. of M., do feel the loss of our beioved brother most keenly, aud we earnestly sympathize with the brothers, relatives aud near frieads outside of our Miners' Union. Furthermore be it Resolved, That these resolutions be placed in our minutes, and copies be prepared aud sent to the brother's rela tives, aud that a copy be sent to the Miners' Magazine and be printed in some nearby newspapers; and we drape our charter for a period of thisty days. Where the faded flower shall blossom, blossom never more to fade ; Where the shaded sky shall brighten. brighten never more to shade. Where the child shall meet its mother And the mother meet her child; And ».ear families be gathered That were scattered on the wild bear ones, we shall meet and rest ilid the holy and the blest! (Signed) J. C. SMITH B. J. SOTHEREN j G, B. Adams Committee. [seal] Flu. Secretary DeLamar Miuers' Union No. 53, W. F. of M. Herbert Hoskins, LOCAL. Mrs. John Fraser was a visitor here yesterday, from Dewey. Try McDonald's Whipped Cream Chocolates, at Tremewan's. They are superior to any other make. Seven grandmothers sat together at the table on which the bountiful lunch eon was spread, at the Grete 44th wed ding aaniversary, last Tuesday night. Big reports are reaching here about homeseekers coming to Grand View, to locate under the Bruueau canal. The lands belonging to the state, to lie sold down there March 3, will all go at good prices Mr. and Mrs. Paul Newnian and their baby boy were outgoing passengers Thursday, the lady and boy to visit her Tacoma home aud Mr. Newmau to Twin Falls, to look after his business there. Adel Brunzell found a gold locket on on the street Wednesday, which the owner can have by calling at his place of busiuess. (t is a plain, oval shaped, locket, suspended from a gold buckle, aud contains a lock of a child's hair. Remember that War Eavle Tribe of the Improved Order of Redmen have taken charge of the celebration of Washington's Birthday here, aud will give a grand ball or war dance. All white brothers and sisters are invited. Mr. Horn, of the Avalanche, got his paper out a day early this week, so that he could spare more time to pick up political pointers at the state capi tal, whither he again hiked this morn ing. Jake is a great rustler, in his way. Nugget has just received a large as sortment of tine stationery and paper stock. It is uice aud we can print it nicely. Send your orders to this shop for anything you may want, from a wedding auuouucement to a show poster. Snow fell here Wednesday night aud yesterday, to a depth of about four inches, improving the sleighing by fill ing ruts and bare places iu the roads. This was afier four weeks of ideal weather, clear days aud cold, starlit nights. Today it is clear sunshine again. Mrs. Mark Colburn has sent invita tions to Silver City aud DeLamar ladies to joiu her in a Martha Wash ington party, at Hotel Dewey,-uext Thursday afternoon, intimating that the guests will be expected to appear iu costume commemorating the revolu tionary times. Nugget regrets to state that Mrs. McMahon, mother of Mesdames Stod dard, Droliiuger, Counors aud Rogers aud Frank McMahou, has been so ser iously ill during the past week as to cause considerable anxiety among her family and frieuds. At last report she was slightly better. 4 4 j ;0C: All Honor to Washington's Birthday and Incidentally T5he Redmens Ball Which occurs ou the same date, aud to which all are cordi ally iuvited. *| Iu this, their ini tial entertainment, the REJMEN will spread themselves to show all a good time. Dance begius 9 sharp V* ==■§§§ = Feb. 22, '06 TICKETS $1.50 —Committee on Arrangements— Harry Moss John Hawes E. .1. Burrough —Floor Committee— John Hawes K. J. Burrough R. Hawes 4 'ZXr Mrs, Mary Deary, from Lone Tree creek, was a visitor here yesterday, j coming up to make annual proof of improvements on her desert land ! claim. She was accompanied by Christie Driscoll and Ambrose Maher, | her witnesses. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Grete, Jr , and their four little girls, and Mrs. John W. Rowett and sou Ernest, all left for Boise Wednesday, for a visit and to watch the capital city grow for a few days. Mrs. Rowett ana sou will also, before returning, visit friends and relatives at Mountaiuhouie. Hon. and Mrs. Charles M. Hays ar rived here in the early part of the week and are now comfortably located in their former residence uorth of the Creek, which they left several years ago, and Mr. Hays has hung out his shiugle to practice law. The girls still remain iu Boise Where Alma is attend ing school, but Roweua expects to joiu them here iu a short time. Tney are receiving a cordial welcome from their many old time friends in Owyhee. Nugget will receive and forward sub scriptions for any newspaper or per iodical published anywhere in the world Ht the regular subscription price, thus saving subscribers the cost of money orders and postage, and the trouble of writing. We have arrange ments with a news company with wh'ch we keep a deposit, which enables us to do this. With more men arriving daily to work on the construction of the big sugar factory; with the railway people continuing to make extensive improve ments; with plans made aud worii be gun on several new business blocks; with numbers of new dwelling? pro jected or beiug constructed, Nampa is setting the pace for other Idaho towns, aud the pace of Emmett, Payette, Weiser, Caldwell and Boise are uot so slow. But if they are busy now, what will they be when work on the great Boise-Payette reclamation enterprise is fairly under way, with a reservoir be ing constructed on Deer Fiat to hold a body of water larger than Payette lake, the New York canal being eularged to the Size of a small river aud all the other work involved iu that great terprise beiug prosecuted! Aud this is only a mere mention of oue portion of Southern Idaho. Go to the Minidoka tract aud Twiu Falls to see them more than duplicated. Truly, these are busy days for all of Southern Idaho! Aud the Owyhee mine owners are getting busy, too, and propose to make this a record year. tf eu record year. A Wedding Anniversary, Tuesday was the forty-fourth auui versary of the weddiug of Mr. aud Mrs. Fred Grete, Sr. Cuu you imagine that their friends forgot it? Well, no they didn't. But they plotted to take that much esteemed couple completely by Without surprise. They succeeded, lettiug out a hint of their designs, a large company of their lady friends and relatives look their pleas ant and quiet home by stoim in the evening, armed with baskets aud hampers of refreshments, aud "had a time of it " Among the party was the bride's sister, Mrs. Mary Grete, who attended their real wedding, forty-four years ago, aud two ladies. Mesdames Brunzell aud St Clair, who had otiici ated, nineteen years ago, as brides maids at their silver weddiug. As me mentos of the happy occasion the company presented the bride with a gold handled silk umbrella and a hand painted creamer and sugar bowl. Our informant told us that the spread made up from the hampers the invaders of the home brought with them consti tuted a most elegant repast. It was the wish of all that at the an niversary of their golden wedding the bride aud groom might both be there, healthy and vigorous, to participate in just such another enjoyable gathering. Clearance Sade. Iu order to make room for her spring millinery goods, Mrs. Mills is now offer ing excellent bargains iu Neckwear, Ribbons, Silks, Ladies' Caps, Hats, etc., etc. Be sure to call and see the tempt ing offers. Best line of imported and domestic cigars in town at Tremewans. j ! | MINING IN OWHVEE COUNTY Nea.ring Completion. A walk through the Dei.amar mill, last Saturday, with W. R Thomas, the mill superintendent, good conception of what an extensive plant that will be when completed. Everything about the former mill has been torn out aud discaided gave us a very except the water aud steam power and the filter press, aud everything in and about the mill proper has been built anew, even to Lhe structure, from the roof of the ore house at the foot of the tramway to the foundation by the big iron leaching tanks ported. The mill when completed will be oue of the largest and most modern cyanide mills in the whole mining re gions, and will in fact embody some improvements for separating the slimes from the ores which will be entirely new. It will be but a few weeks until it is completed, wheu Nugget will endeavor to give as complete a descrip tion as practicable of its arrangement, capacity and the process of reducing aud treating the ores. The 'hich are sup manage ment is uow hastening its completion in order to take advantage of the water power for as long a season as possible, lhe power ditch has already been cleaned of snow and the water wheel will be run to supply power for the machine shop, the electric light dyna mo, aud for the air compressor which supplies power for the machine drills employed in the miue. Arthur Buckbee, manager of the Pioneer Mines Compauy, back from the railroad whither he went last week with a bar of bullion, made one of his trips down town Wednesday. He says that the cleanup made at the mill a few days siuce was only a partial made while the mill was waiting for a pump, aud as his compauy is not uiatiug iu its stock, there is ion for giving the lesults of further thau to say it was quite satis factory. The pump h$s been replaced aud the mill is now running smoothly and the usual force is employed in the miue. rare oue, spec no ocoas a run, Mr. Buckbee expresses great faith in the future of War Eagle mountain, and especially anticipates busy doings at the Commoner miue in the near future. He also thinks that Mr. Hill, when he returns here from the east, will prepared to develop a great property out of the Stormy Hill group. *** At the Addie miue drifting is beiug done from the bottom of the fifty foot shaft, sunk from the level. The crosscuts to the west veins were run from the point. The mauager reports that the mine is showing quite satisfactorily at all these points. come now tuuuel east and same * * * The Banner tuuuel contractor, whose work is measured up for him aud ments made on the 15th of each mouth, encountered harder ground during tb month and only made 83 feet, against 87 the previous mouth. He re ports the ground gettiug better *** Col. J. F. Sullivan is grading ground on which to construct ore bins of large capacity, for the Sullivan & Noble mine at the bead of Jacob's gulch. V Henry Stevens was down from Rich Gulch Company's morning on snow shoes. He has drifted 30 feet on the ledge this month, aud that it continues to show up as great as ever. Pay 0 is uow. the mines this says he Advertised Letters. Following is the list of letters maiuiug uucalled for in the Silver City postoffiee for the week ending Feb 17 1906: McCandless, D C Ohlsson, Miss Olga Roberts, James & Belle Shell, SS Walling, Harry Letters uot called for will be the dead letter office. re sent to C. H. Grete, Postmaster.